The Academy Awards 2018

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The 2018 Academy Awards was the 90th ceremony of the prestigious event. There were many famous faces present and some fantastic nominees for the awards, but who were the winners?
Best Picture
Guillermo del Toro and J. Miles Dale – The Shape of Water
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Gary Oldman – Darkest Hour
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Frances McDormand – Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Sam Rockwell – Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Allison Janney – I, Tonya
Best Animated Feature Film
Lee Unkrich and Darla K. Anderson – Coco
Best Cinematography
Roger A. Deakins – Blade Runner 2049
Best Costume Design
Mark Bridges – Phantom Thread
Best Director
Guillermo del Toro – The Shape of Water
Best Documentary (Feature)
Bryan Fogel and Dan Cogan – Icarus
Best Documentary (Short)
Frank Stiefel – Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405
Best Film Editing
Lee Smith – Dunkirk
Best Foreign Language Film
Chile; Directed by Sebastián Lelio – A Fantastic Woman
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Kazuhiro Tsuji, David Malinowski and Lucy Sibbick – Darkest Hour
Best Music (Original Score)
Alexandre Desplat – The Shape of Water
Best Music (Original Song)
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez – Remember Me from Coco
Best Production Design
Paul Denham Austerberry (Production Design); Shane Vieau and Jeffrey A. Melvin (Set Decoration) – The Shape of Water
Best Short Film (Animated)
Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant – Dear Basketball
Best Short Film (Live Action)
Chris Overton and Rachel Shenton – The Silent Child
Best Sound Editing
Richard King and Alex Gibson – Dunkirk
Best Sound Mixing
Gregg Landaker, Gary A. Rizzo and Mark Weingarten – Dunkirk
Best Visual Effects
John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover – Blade Runner 2049
Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Screenplay by James Ivory – Call Me by Your Name
Best Writing (Original Screenplay)
Written by Jordan Peele – Get Out
It’s safe to say there were some runaway winners at the Oscars this year, with The Shape of Water winning four Oscars, including best film. Dunkirk won 3, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Darkest Hour, Coco and Blade Runner 2049 won 2. Frances McDormand won Best Actress in a Leading Role, 21 years after winning her first for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Fargo (1997), and pleaded with every female nominee to stand with her in support as she called for greater support for female nominees’ projects. While accepting his first ever Oscar after such an amazing career, Gary Oldman thanked his 98-year-old mother, saying “Thank you for your love and support. Put the kettle on. I’m bringing Oscar home.”
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There have been some amazing projects to hit the screens this year, with some being celebrated at the Academy Awards. There are many projects set to turn heads later this year and Stoffel Presents will be here to bring you the details. Please let us know your opinions on the winner’s and who you feel should have won, any other worthy winners?

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